We the Possibility: Harnessing Public Entrepreneurship to Solve Our Most Urgent Problems


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Harvard Business Review Press
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6.2 X 9.3 X 1.2 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Mitchell Weiss is a Professor of Management Practice and the Richard L. Menschel Faculty Fellow at Harvard Business School. He created and teaches the school's course on public entrepreneurship. Prior to joining HBS in 2014, Weiss was chief of staff to Boston's Mayor Thomas Menino. During this time, he cofounded the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics.You can find Mitchell Weiss at: hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/profile.aspx?facId=183463Twitter: twitter.com/mitchwei?lang=enLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/mitchellbweiss/


Advance Praise for We the Possibility

"We need government to be more innovative and inventive, and in We the Possibility, Mitchell Weiss shows that achieving it isn't a pipe dream. It's within our reach." — Michael R. Bloomberg, 108th Mayor of New York City; founder, Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies

"In We the Possibility, Mitchell Weiss offers a myriad of examples that show how to make our government operate better at a time when we most need it. This compelling book is well worth a read." — Penny Pritzker, entrepreneur; former US Secretary of Commerce

"In a sector crying out for innovation but where politics punishes failure, Mitch Weiss shows us how and why thoughtful risk-taking in public policy and government is the path to a hopeful future." — Deval Patrick, former Governor of Massachusetts

"We the Possibility is an important book for bending the arc of progress toward public good. A must-read for public-sector leaders looking to build bridges between government and top innovators in science and technology." — Ash Carter, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School; former US Secretary of Defense

"Innovation is hard. Innovation in government is a lot harder. Mitch Weiss, one of the leading experts on civic innovation, has written an inspiring and practical guide to the art of the possible, of actually getting new things done in government." — Dan Doctoroff, founder and CEO, Sidewalk Labs

"This extraordinary book vanquishes the idea that government innovation is an oxymoron. Through deft combinations of public-sector adventure stories and thoughtful analysis, Weiss leads readers out of the dead ends of binary thinking and into a world in which government is as flexible, imaginative, and hopeful as the people it serves." — Jennifer Bradley, founding Director, Center for Urban Innovation, Aspen Institute